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Senior Menu
Celebrate America Recycles Day
Child Evangelism Fellowship Banquet
Capital Steps Performance To Benefit Women
Walking Tour Workshop Set
Grant Writing Workshops Set
Farm City Feast Tradition Continues
Holiday Centerpiece Workshop Scheduled
Cookie Carnival
Sen. Madigan To Hold Local Outreaches
Children's Issues Conference Set


November 13

THURSDAY NIGHT LIFELIKE, Thursday, November 13, 7:30 p.m. at the Montrose Area High School auditorium, presented by the Endless Mts. Theatre Co. Free admission. All are welcome.

CHILDREN’S ISSUES Conference, Thursday, November 13, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Dryer Hall, Montrose Bible Conference. For info or reservations (required) call 278–4600, ext. 6.

November 13 – 15

THE PRESIDENT’S NEW CLOTHES, a musical comedy, November 13 through 15, 7:00 p.m. at the Susquehanna Community High School auditorium. Admission. Advance reservations available, call 853–4692 or 853–4921, ext. 2344 or 2399. All are welcome.

November 14

COOKIE CARNIVAL at Montrose Library, Friday November 14, 11am until sold out. Proceeds will benefit the Library and Historical Society's Capital Fund.

SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL DINNER, Friday, November 14, 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Lawsville Grange Hall, Rte. 29. Takeouts available. All are welcome.

AN EVENING OF MUSIC with "Good News," Friday, November 14, 7:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Community Church, Main St., Great Bend. Refreshments will follow the concert. All are welcome.

November 15

HAM DINNER, Saturday, November 15, 5 p.m. at the United Methodist Community Church, Main St., Great Bend. Takeouts available. All are welcome.

HARVEST DINNER, Saturday, November 15, 4:30 p.m. to ?? at the Brooklyn United Methodist Church. Preschoolers free (with adult). Takeouts available. All are welcome.

PANCAKE DINNER, Saturday, November 15, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Lakeside Methodist Church. Children under five free (with adult). All are welcome.

TURKEY BINGO, Saturday, November 15, at the Thompson Fire Hall on Water St. Early birds, 6:15 regular games, 7:00. All are welcome.

WHEELS FOR CHRIST, a Christian Motorcyclists Association chapter meeting, Saturday, November 15, at Toni’s Restaurant, Montrose. Breakfast at 9 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m. For info call 836–5030. All are welcome.

SANTA AND YOUR PET photos, Saturday, November 15, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Dessin Animal Shelter, Honesdale. Pets must be leashed. For info call 253–4037. All are welcome.

November 16

PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Sunday, November 16, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Thompson Fire Co. All you can eat! All are welcome.

"CAPITAL STEPS," Sunday, November 16, 2 p.m. at the Mellow Theater, Lackawanna College, Scranton. For ticket info call 346–1650. Sponsored by District 8 BPW. All are welcome.

November 18

THANKSGIVING PACT, Tuesday, November 18, 6 p.m. at the Family Community Center, New Milford. Crafts, stories, refreshments. For info or reservations call the Literacy office, 465–2880 or 278–9027.

NIGHT OWL’S STORY HOUR for children, Tuesday, November 18, 6:30 p.m. at the Main Library, Montrose. Stories, songs, games, snacks. Free, but registration required, call 278–1881.

November 20

TURKEY PARTY, Thursday, November 20, 7:30 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier Church, Friendsville. Free admission. All are welcome.

THURSDAY NIGHT LIFELIKE, a spontaneous live comedy presented by the Endless Mts. Theatre Co., Thursday, November 20, 7:30 p.m. at the Montrose Area High School auditorium. Free admission. All are welcome.

November 21

HILLBILLY HANKERIN’, Friday, November 21, 8:00 p.m. at the Windsor High School auditorium, presented by the Class of 2004. Tickets available at the door. All are welcome.

THANKSGIVING PACT, Friday, November 21, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Family Community Center, New Milford. Crafts, stories, refreshments. For info or reservations call the Literacy office, 465–2880 or 278–9027.

SPAGHETTI DINNER, Friday, November 21, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hallstead–Great Bend Rod & Gun Club, Dubois St., Hallstead. All are welcome.

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS Support Group meeting, Friday, November 21, 6:00 p.m. in the Barnes-Kasson Hospital conference room. All are welcome.

November 22

LANESBORO COMMUNITY CHURCH, Presbyterian U.S.A., will take orders for their annual Thanksgiving pie sale until Saturday, November 22, by calling Grace Brown at 853-3007 or Ruth Stevens at 853-3449.

November 23

THANKSGIVING DINNER by Good News Lunch for seniors and those in need of a good meal, Sunday, November 23, 5:00 p.m. at St. Mark’s Parish Hall, Main St. New Milford.

ECUMENICAL THANKSGIVING service, Sunday, November 23, 7:00 p.m. at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford. All are welcome.

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Senior Menu November 17 - 21

Monday, November 17: roast turkey with gravy, Italian blend, sweet potatoes, dinner roll, apple strudel cake/applesauce.

Tuesday, November 18: stuffed pepper, mashed potatoes, waxed beans, wheat bread, fruit cocktail.

Wednesday, November 19: Caesar chicken, potato salad, red beets, tomato juice, pineapple tidbits.

Thursday, November 20: spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, green beans, Italian bread, lemon meringue pie/pears. Lenoxville Center, Thanksgiving dinner.

Friday, November 21: baked white fish, AuGratin potatoes, mixed vegetables, rye bread, cherry pie/cherries.applesauce.

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Celebrate America Recycles Day

The Susquehanna County Recycling Center will hold an open house on Friday, November 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to celebrate America Recycles Day.

America Recycles Day (ARD) is a national all-volunteer, non-profit organization that sponsors this annual campaign with the goal of educating and encouraging Americans to recycle and buy recycled products. Since it inception seven years ago, the ARD campaign has grown substantially in participation and now encourages recycling activities throughout the U.S. and several territories. Last year, residents in every state of the nation participated in America Recycles Day and pledged to recycle.

The Susquehanna County Recycling Center will be conducting tours, providing refreshments and handouts during their America Recycles Day program on November 14. The theme this year is "Thank You Volunteers," recognizing the many volunteers who were instrumental in helping to establish recycling in the county.

The Susquehanna County Recycling Center is located at 5 Ellsworth Drive, Montrose. Phone: (570) 278-3589.

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Child Evangelism Fellowship Banquet

Child Evangelism Fellowship of Susquehanna County will hold its annual fall banquet, Thursday, November 20, 6:00 p.m. at the Montrose Bible Conference Tea Room.

The featured speaker will be Mr. Bob Longenecker, Director of Child Evangelism Fellowship of Wayne and Pike Counties for 13 years. Special music will be provided by Mr. Russell Sears and Mr. Phil Winn.

Mr. Bob Longenecker

A delicious tender eye of roast beef dinner will be served. Reservations may be made by calling 278–9159 on or before November 17.

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Capitol Steps Performance To Benefit Women

District Eight Business and Professional Women’s Clubs will host an afternoon of political satire with the popular parody group, Capitol Steps. The performance is being planned for Sunday, November 16, 2 p.m. at the Mellow Theater at Lackawanna College in Scranton. This performance will benefit ten women’s centers and shelters throughout the ten Northeastern Pennsylvania counties which comprise the PA/BPW’s District Eight.

The Washington, D.C. based group known for its song parodies about political personalities and topics, will perform as part of District Eight’s special project to help women.

Nationally the BPW has long been known for its advocacy of women’s equality and advancement in the workplace, at home and in every facet of life. For the past several years District Eight has chosen to raise money for the women’s shelters throughout the district. The Nellie Jane DeWitt Club in Susquehanna, Forest City Club and Montrose Club are the three BPW Clubs in Susquehanna County donating yearly to the women’s centers in the district.

District Eight Director Melinda Ghilardi said, "Our goal is to fill the house so that everyone can enjoy and afternoon of great politically-inspired entertainment for a wonderful cause. These women’s centers and shelters are in great financial need and through this event we can make a great contribution to help them continue their valuable services."

Described by the Washington Post as a show with "All the News That Fits, With Wit", most cast members have worked on Capital Hill, some for Democrats, some for Republicans. The material is updated constantly and the Capital Steps are equal opportunity offenders.

Tickets are available by calling (570) 346-1650.

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Walking Tour Workshop Set

The Susquehanna County Department of Economic Development (SCDED) is hosting Walking Tour 101, a workshop focusing on how to develop a community walking tour on November 18, 7 p.m. in the conference room of the County Office Building, Public Avenue, Montrose.

"We’re pleased to offer our communities an opportunity to learn more about developing events that will both increase our residents’ appreciation of the historic aspects of their communities, and also offer visitors an introduction to our heritage," says Justin Taylor, SCDED Director. "Visitors drawn into an area by events such as walking tours will also take advantage of retail services in that community."

Keynote presenter for the Walking Tour 101 workshop is Susan Cabot, Deputy Director of Preservation Pennsylvania, a statewide historic preservation, nonprofit organization. Ms. Cabot will discuss which type of walking tour best suits each community’s resources, provide information on how to organize the project, and suggest ways to market the tour to local residents, heritage tourists and educators. Bob Veleker, Director of the Endless Mountains Heritage Region will discuss funding the project through local support and through grants.

While there is no charge for the event, reservations are requested. To register, or obtain more information, please contact the SCDED at (570) 278-4600, ext. 558.

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Grant Writing Workshops Set

Towanda, PA - A series of grant writing workshops designed to help prospective new partners of Endless Mountains Heritage Region (EMHR) more effectively seek funding and understand EMHR's meaning and mission will start later this month.

"The workshops are open to everyone who would like to learn more about the Pennsylvania Heritage Park Program and EMHR," explained EMHR Executive Director Bob Veleker. "We also provide additional information on other funding sources."

The workshops are scheduled in each of the four counties the Heritage Region encompasses: Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Wyoming.

The local workshops are scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m., Nov. 14, in Tunkhannock Public Library in Wyoming County, and from 1 to 3 p.m., Nov.18 in the Susquehanna County Office Building, 31 Public Ave., Montrose.

An opportunity for those who cannot attend weekday workshop sessions is slated from 10 a.m. to noon, Nov. 22, at the EMHR office, 10 Park St., Towanda.

For more information contact Endless Mountains Heritage Region at 570-265-1528.

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Farm City Feast Tradition Continues

Since its beginning in 1955, the Pennsylvania Farm-City program continues to celebrate the cooperation and partnership between farms and urban dwellers. This tradition is played out again this year in Susquehanna County as the 37th annual Farm City Feast is held at Mountain View High School on Saturday, November 22, starting at 7:30 p.m.

The Farm City Feast is planned and put together by a committee of volunteers who work in conjunction with Penn State Cooperative Extension of Susquehanna County. This year plans include a welcome by Ted Place, the Master of Ceremonies for the 2003 program, followed by a roast beef dinner served by the Harford Willing Workers. After dessert the program moves to the auditorium for the evening’s entertainment, Farmer Joe Peck, who will have you "laughing until the cows come home." Peck is a dairy farmer and storyteller who enjoys rural life on his farm in Saratoga County, New York. His delightful tales of life on the farm touch every aspect of the business – and leave you wanting more. Peck has gathered some of his favorite columns written over the years in a book, "A Cow in the Pool & Udder Humorous Farm Stories." There are door prizes available as well so you’re sure to leave with a treasure of some sort.

Farmer Joe Peck will entertain you "til the cows come home" at Farm City Feast.

In conjunction with the Farm City Feast, Cooperative Extension will hold their annual meeting starting at 6:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the high school. Any resident of Susquehanna County who has an interest or stake in the work of Cooperative Extension is welcome to attend this meeting. Extension Board member Jack Moulton will tell a story in pictures about his work with farmers in several African countries who are striving to pool their resources into a meaningful economic base. The story will bring a new appreciation for our own bounty and fortune. The Cooperative Extension annual meeting is free.

Tickets for the event are available from Farm City Feast committee members (call the Extension office at 278-1158 for names) or directly from the office at 31 Public Avenue, Montrose. Priority parking and seating will be available for those requiring special assistance.

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Holiday Centerpiece Workshop Scheduled

The Garden Club of Montrose is going to help you get ready for Christmas! Fresh evergreens, pinecones and other dried and painted plant material, ribbons and candles will be supplied at a workshop to create a beautiful holiday arrangement for home or as a gift. Bring your favorite small container or pick from an assortment at the workshop.

Accredited Life Flower Show Judge Gladys Bennett and Accredited Master Flower Show Judge Shirley Andre will direct the workshop and will be assisted by other members of the garden club. The fee, payable at the door, includes all supplies and light refreshments. Bring scissors or clippers if you have them.

Two design workshops will be held on Wednesday, December 10, at Montrose Square Apartments. The afternoon session will be at 3:00 p.m. and the evening session at 7:00 p.m. Reservations are a must as space is limited. Call garden club president Brenna Aileo at 278-9703 or vice-president Gladys Bennett at 278-3106 to secure your place.

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Cookie Carnival

Anyone who has a sweet tooth should make sure to drop by the library in Montrose on Friday, November 14! The Tri-County Human Services Adult Partialization Program will be selling a rainbow of cookies, from 11am until they are sold out. These delicious, homemade treats always go fast, so come early for the best selection! Proceeds will benefit the Library and Historical Society's Capital Fund.

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Sen. Madigan To Hold Local Outreaches

A staff member of State Senator Roger A. Madigan will host an outreach Nov. 14, 11:00 AM to 12:00 P.M. at the Susquehanna County Annex, 31 Public Ave., Montrose to give area residents an opportunity to ask questions or discuss issues concerning state government.

A representative will also be available, from 2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. at the Great Bend-Hallstead Public Library, 201 Franklin Street, Hallstead, on the same day.

No appointment is necessary for either affair.

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Children's Issues Conference Set

Children’s Issues In a Changing World II, the annual educational conference for parents and professionals sponsored by the Susquehanna County Coalition for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Susquehanna County Children and Youth Services will be held Thursday, November 13, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Dryer Hall, Montrose Bible Conference, Montrose, PA.

Doctor Kathy Woodward, pediatrician and Director of In-Patient Adolescent Services at Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC, will be the main speaker for the morning session. She will lecture on strategies to educate adolescents on the prevention of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD’s) and HIV infections. Dr. Woodward’s "down to earth, tell it like it is" style of speaking appeals to both adults and adolescents.

Three workshops will be presented in the afternoon: 1) Role of effective advocacy and the multi-disciplinary approach, presented by Doctor Donald Golden and Katherine Stocki, MS Ed; 2) Anxiety in children, presented by Thomas Sheeran, LCSW; 3) Amber Alert and internet safety, presented by Corporal Robert Stoud and Trooper Derrick Forzard of the PA State Police.

Co-sponsors for this year’s conference are Susquehanna County Safe Kids Chapter, Parents Information Resource Center (PIRC) and Maternal and Family Health Services (MFHS).

There is no cost for the conference and both regular continuing education credits and social worker credits will be available for a nominal fee. Registration deadline is October 27. Contact Charmarie Bisel at (570) 278–4600, ext. 6, or Beverly Bennett at (570) 278–3889 for more information.

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